- Make sure everyone is on the same page
Communication cannot be understated for any type of mission or objective and will be one of the most important things a team needs to learn. It is imperative that everyone is on the same page with what the plan is, what they are doing, where they are going, as well as how it all fits in with the rest of their teammates and their objectives. Communication can be done in several ways such as having a meeting or skype call where you go over everything everyone needs to know about their part in the mission. Another way is by having an explicit briefing before each round goes out via voice call or text chat. Another way would be sending out a brief email on what everyone will need to know for that particular round. A fourth option would be by notifying your team during downtime when someone can ask questions about how their part of the plan will work with others. Lastly, you could always go old school with a physical briefing packet handed out before there is downtime so people have time to read and ask questions before anything happens. Communicating effectively cannot be understated enough if you want your team’s operations to succeed efficiently and smoothly without confusion or conflict.
2. Have realistic goals/expectations
Too often, people will create unrealistic goals for their teams that are not attainable, which ends up causing the team to be filled with disappointment and lack of motivation. It is important to set goals that are reasonable enough so that you can achieve them. It is always a good idea to come up with a timeline on how long you think it should take to accomplish your goals as well as an estimate on how much money that would take. If you have a realistic budget and timeline, this allows for everybody in your organization to know when they can expect things to be completed by and what they need to do so it gets done in time. This also allows for people involved in the operation know if something isn’t going as planned so they can make adjustments before it’s too late.
- Be honest
Honesty is one of the most important factors for anyone trying to lead a team or organization because if you are dishonest with everyone else involved then there will be no reason why people would follow your leadership or respect what you say/do. Being honest means being truthful about everything whether it’s about something someone did wrong or if there is an issue at hand. Being honest also means calling out people when they’re not doing their part and holding others accountable for their actions to make sure it doesn’t happen again if needed. This does not mean being rude but rather direct and straightforward without sugarcoating anything that needs to be said in regards to certain situations or circumstances that may occur within your organization. Being honest makes sure everyone knows where they stand in the group and who they can count on when times get rough, which builds better trust between teammates and gives them confidence in following those who lead them into battle because they know those who lead them care deeply about their success just as much as their own.
- Be decisive
Being decisive means making quick and effective decisions instead of prolonging them unnecessarily which wastes time and prevents progress from happening quickly enough which could cost lives. Decisiveness comes from experience, having knowledge of all the resources available at hand, understanding training methods intimately, communicating effectively with your team, planning accordingly, etc.